Bernard Care Center is a large nursing home in Saint Louis, Missouri. Featuring an overall grade of D, this is a relatively poor nursing home. Keep in mind that Saint Louis received a city grade of B-, so should consider other options in the city as well. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's profile is its strong inspection rating. You can continue reading to learn more about inspections and other category grades

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Accepts Medicaid 1 : 141 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

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For profit - Individual

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Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A
May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: A
Historical

While this nursing home's overall grade was not a highlight, it actually really excelled in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it an A for that category, which is one of our best scores. Arguably the most important factor we consider in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. It is typically best to avoid places that have a long list of severe deficiencies. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.

Long-term Care Quality

B
May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: B+
Historical

We also gave this facility an impressive grade in long-term care. This nursing home received a grade of B in this category, which happens to be one of our more impressive scores. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it generally means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia tragically can be a life or death health condition for nursing home residents so we like it when a nursing home does not roll the dice on this issue. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.22 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than the average nursing home.

Nurse Quality

F
May 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: B
Historical

We also wanted to point out that this nursing home received an F for its nursing grade. Nursing grades are largely tied to a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 2.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Unfortunately, this facility also had abysmal scores in some of the quality-based metrics to go along with its weak nursing hour totals. We looked at the percentage of residents suffering pressure ulcers and we were disappointed. This place was at approximately 1.5 times the national average in this area. This is a bad sign when you consider that many pressure ulcers are preventable with better nursing care. This metric helped pull down this nursing home's nursing rating quite a bit.

Short-term Care Quality

F
May 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: B
Historical

The last category we rated was short-term care. Unfortunately, we gave it a lowly F for this category, which is a very poor grade. With our short-term care score, we try to forge a fair barometer for rehabilitation. In doing so, we analyze the facility's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. With a score in this range in this area, we weren't shocked to learn this nursing home was well below average in two of the key staffing figures we looked at. The facility supplied far fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most nursing homes. The final measure we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who eventually returned home from the facility. This facility struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 16.2 percent of its residents returning home.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
NA
State:
B-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Bernard Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in the same position for too long.

Provider
D
10.96%
State
B
8.39%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care.

Provider
A+
0.73%
State
B-
4.16%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with poorer hygiene.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B
3.59%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used to treat several medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders.

Provider
F
41.26%
State
B-
18.42%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Provider
F
42.78%
State
B-
24.61%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This tells you the percent of residents exhibiting signs of depression.

Provider
B-
2.73%
State
B
3.59%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.

Provider
B
97.9%
State
B-
89.7%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence.

Provider
B+
12.64%
State
B
14.44%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This tells you the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.

Provider
D
8.37%
State
B-
14.54%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

Measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is critical to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home residents.

Provider
B+
1.39
State
B-
2.01
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Provider
A
8.37
State
B+
14.54
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Provider
B+
8.27
State
B
10.15
National
B
10.27

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Ssm Health Saint Louis University Hospital 1.39 mi
3635 Vista Ave Saint Louis Missouri 63110
(314) 577-8000
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Ssm Health St Mary's Hospital - St Louis 3.15 mi
6420 Clayton Rd Saint Louis Missouri 63117
(314) 768-8000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
St Alexius Hospital 4.11 mi
3933 S Broadway Saint Louis Missouri 63118
(314) 865-7000
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Gateway Regional Medical Center 7.19 mi
2100 Madison Avenue Granite City Illinois 62040
(618) 798-3000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Other
Touchette Regional Hospital Inc 9.1 mi
5900 Bond Avenue East Saint Louis Illinois 62207
(618) 332-3060
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Christian Hospital Northeast-Northwest 9.43 mi
11133 Dunn Road Saint Louis Missouri 63136
(314) 653-5000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Missouri Baptist Medical Center 10.33 mi
3015 N Ballas Rd Saint Louis Missouri 63131
(314) 996-5000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Mercy Hospital South 11.29 mi
10010 Kennerly Road Saint Louis Missouri 63128
(314) 525-1000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Forest Park Kidney Center 0.24 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 32
4205 Forest Park Ave. Saint Louis Missouri 63108
(314) 286-0800
Chromalloy American Kidney Center 0.68 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 32
4950 Childrens Place Wohl Clinic Bldg Saint Louis Missouri 63110
(314) 362-7209
Saint Louis Childrens Hospital Dialysis 0.7 mi
Dialysis Stations: 5
One Childrens Place 2n90 Saint Louis Missouri 63110
(314) 454-6065
Fmc - Chouteau 0.85 mi
Dialysis Stations: 20
4030 Chouteau Ave, 1st Floor Saint Louis Missouri 63110
(314) 535-2915
Fmc - Saint Louis Grand 1.24 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 29
3691 Rutger St. #222 Drummond Hall Saint Louis Missouri 63110
(314) 762-0089
Cardinal Glennon Childrens Hospital Dialysis 1.42 mi
Dialysis Stations: 4
1465 S Grand Blvd Renal Dialysis Unit 3rd Floor Saint Louis Missouri 63104
(314) 268-6423
St Louis Dialysis 1.87 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 32
324 Debaliviere Ave Saint Louis Missouri 63112
(314) 367-9111
St. Louis Dialysis Center 2.02 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 25
2610 Clark Ave. Saint Louis Missouri 63103
(314) 534-0909